Thursday is for Discipleship What is the malady of our age? What is it that rips the heart out of our passion for Christ, our thirst for glory? Why are we so anemic in our influence for the Lord of Life? Why are our lives filled with so many trivialities? Why is there so little … More Not Tormented by Sin
Wednesday is for Prayer I was reflecting on the devastation that many must be feeling in light of their experience in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri and felt David’s “how long Oh God” of Psalm 13 was appropriate. I hope you will read the Psalm and let it move you to pray for all those in … More When the Silence of God is Deafening: The Soul’s Refuge
Tuesday is for Preaching Great post from Justin Taylor’s Blog that I am reposting here with some comments. [My comments are in blue and brackets] JUSTIN TAYLOR |7:25 AM CT Cautions on Preaching Christ in All of Scripture A helpful TGC Asks with answers from Tim Keller, Don Carson, and David Murray to the question, “How would … More Preaching Christ from Every Text: Thoughts from Tim Keller
Monday is for Discussion How can Harold Camping best redeem his reputation inside and outside the Christian community? Better question: What is the best way to protect the flock of God from such bad exegesis?
Weekend Musings Attended a nephews wedding this weekend and it was a great celebration with my sister doing an amazing job of pulling off the backyard wedding for her oldest son. I was also stunned and pleased to find that a 25 year prayer had been answered. How marvelous is a God who forgets nothing … More When God answers a 25 year prayer, what can you do but bow in awe.
Weekend Links The presence of a link here does not imply agreement with all of what is written. The Meaning of the Gospel The Gospel of the Kingdom (Dallas Willard) N.T. Wright’s response to Stephen Hawkings on Heaven Randy Alcorn on the importance of getting “Heaven” right Book Length Responses to Rob Bell’s Love Wins … More Dallas Willard and N.T. Wright on the Gospel and Heaven; Stephen Hawking; Randy Alcorn, the importance of work and much more.
Thursday is for Discipleship This year I am working on a project to memorize the book of 2 Timothy. Don’t be impressed. It is embarrassing how poor my memorization habits are. I started this project because I have done a terrible job of memorizing Scripture over the years and wanted to finally give the Holy Spirit … More Why Did Jesus Disciple the Way He Did?
Here’s a great story about one of the greatest church planters and equippers of church planters in the history of the church is John Wesley. My Calvinistic heart delights in the usefulness of the first Wesleyan’s usefulness to the sovereign God. There were many reasons why John Wesley was so powerfully effective but don’t underestimate … More Wisdom from the One of the Greatest Church Planters of All Time
Tuesday is for Preaching One of the men that I trained as a church planter in the early years of our own church plant has been marvelously successful from a numerical point of view. He and his original partner now pastor a growing multi-site mega church that for the first nine years boasted a 40%+ … More Future Mega Church Planter Asks How to Stay Fresh in the Pulpit
The Parable of the Weeds 24 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, … More How Much Doctrinal Fruit Inspection is Wise?